1982 in History – What happened in year 1982

✅ Published on April 10th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1982 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1982.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1982 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
28 januaryAfter having been kidnapped by the Italian Red Brigade 42 daysearlier, General James L. Dozier of the United States Army was freed by the anti-terrorist force NOCS.
30 januaryRichard Skrenta 'Elk Cloner' became the first known computer virus found 'in the wild'. It infected Apple II computer via floppy disk.
02 februaryThe Syrian army bombarded the town of Hama in order to quell arevolt by the Muslim Brotherhood, killing about 7,000–25,000 people.
27 februaryThe D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, known for its performances of Gilbert and Sullivan's Savoy operas, gave its last performance.
01 marchVenera 14, the Russian spacecraft lands on Venus. It has sent back the data.
29 marchQueen Elizabeth II gave Royal Assent to the Canada Act 1982,which ended all remaining dependence of Canada on the United Kingdom by a process known as 'patriation'.
02 aprilArgentine special forces invaded the Falkland Islands, sparking the Falklands War.
17 aprilA new patriated Constitution of Canada, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a bill of rights intended to protect certain political and civil rights of people in Canada, was signed into law by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
19 aprilSally Ride was announced as the 1st woman in astronaut.
19 aprilSalyut 7 space station was put into orbit by the USSR.
30 aprilSixteen monks and a nun belonging to Ananda Marga in Calcutta,India, were dragged out of taxis by persons unknown in three differentlocations, beaten to death and then set on fire.
02 mayFalklands War-HMS Conqueror launched three torpedoes and sank ARA General Belgrano, the only ship ever to have been sunk by a nuclear submarine.
04 mayFalklands War-HMS Sheffield was struck by an Exocet missile,killing 20 sailors and leading to its sinking six days later—the firstRoyal Navy ship sunk in action since World War II.
29 mayFalklands War-Approximately 1,000 Argentine forcessurrendered, ending the Battle of Goose Green.
03 juneAn assassination attempt on Shlomo Argov, the Israeliambassador to the United Kingdom, failed; this was later used asjustification for the 1982 Lebanon War.
06 juneThe Lebanon war begun. Israeli armed forces invaded southern Lebanon. This event occurred during Operation Peace for the Galilee. This was done in response to the attacks and casualties caused due to attack by Palestinian liberation organization which was operating in southern Lebanon.
06 juneA war in Lebanon began when Israeli forces invaded southernLebanon to root out members of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
07 juneGraceland, Elvis Presley's mansion in Memphis,Tennessee, opened to the public as a museum of Presley's life.
08 juneFalklands War-The Argentine Air Force attacked Britishtransport ships as they were unloading their supplies off Bluff Cove inthe Falkland Islands, killing 56 British servicemen and wounding 150others.
13 juneFahd became King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid. Fahd bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, was the King of Saudi Arabia from 1982 to 2005. Fahd was appointed Crown Prince when Khalid succeeded their half-brother King Faisal, who was assassinated in 1975. Fahd was viewed as the de facto prime minister during King Khalid's reign in part due to the latter's ill health.
14 juneArgentine forces surrendered to the British, essentially ending the Falklands War.
18 juneThe body of Italian banker Roberto Calvi, known as 'God'sBanker' due to his close association with the Vatican, was found hangingfrom scaffolding beneath London's Blackfriars Bridge.
23 juneChinese American Vincent Chin died after being beaten into acoma in Highland Park, Michigan, US, by two automotive workers who hadmistaken him for Japanese and who were angry about the success ofJapanese auto companies.
24 juneBritish Airways Flight 9 flew into a cloud of volcanic ashthrown up by the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Galunggung, resulting inthe failure of all four of its engines.
27 juneSpace Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4. STS-4 was the fourth NASA Space Shuttle mission, and also the fourth for Space Shuttle Columbia. STS-4 was the final test flight for the shuttle; it was thereafter officially declared to be operational. Columbia carried numerous scientific payloads during the mission, as well as military missile detection systems.
13 july53rd All Star Baseball Game has been over. NL wins 4-1. The game was played at Olympic Stadium, Montreal.
20 julyMembers of the Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated twobombs in Hyde Park and Regent's Park in London, killing eleven peopleand wounding over 50 others.
31 julyAmerican European Football Federation (AEFF) has been formed. The countries those are the members of the federation are Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria and France form.
20 augustA Multi National peacekeeping force is dispatched to Lebanon in order to stop the conflict between Muslim and Christian Militia groups, and to supervise the Palestinian retreating from Lebanon.
31 augustAnti-government demonstrations were held in 66 Polish cities tocommemorate the second anniversary of the Gdansk Agreement, whichallowed the Solidarity trade union to be established.

Famous birthdays in the year 1982:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 February Becky Bayless / Wrestler / United States of America
03 DecemberManny Corpas / Baseball Player / Panama
04 January Richard Logan / Footballer / United Kingdom
05 AugustMichele Pazienza / Footballer / Italy
07 JulyCassidy / Rapper / United States of America
09 DecemberNathalie De Vos / Runner / Belgium
12 January Dontrelle Willis / Baseball Player / United States of America
14 March Carlos Marinelli / Footballer / Argentina
17 MayDan Hardy / Martial Artist / United Kingdom
18 JulyRyan Cabrera / Writer / United States of America
21 AprilMicheal Luck / Rugby Player / Australia
22 OctoberRobinson Canó / Baseball Player / Dominican Republic
22 MayApolo Ohno / Skater / United States of America
24 JuneJarret Stoll / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
28 MayJhonny Peralta / Baseball Player / United States of America
28 DecemberCedric Benson / Footballer / United States of America
30 JuneMitch Maier / Baseball Player / United States of America
30 MayJames Simpson-Daniel / Rugby Player / United Kingdom
30 NovemberJason Pominville / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
31 AugustJosh Kroeger / Baseball Player / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1982:

YearName / Profession / Country
28 SeptemberRanbir Kapoor / Actor / India
11 SeptemberShriya Saran / Actress / India
25 NovemberJhulan Goswami / Player / India
20 January Ruchi Sanghvi / Engineer / India
20 JulyNikesha Patel / Actress / India
21 NovemberAarti Chhabria / Actress / India
09 JanuaryAnusha Dhandekar / Actress / India
28 SeptemberAbhinav Bindra / Player / India
13 MarchNimrat Kaur / Actress / India
28 SeptemberAbhinav Bindra / Target Shooter / India
03 DecemberMithali Raj / Cricketer / India
16 OctoberPrithviraj Sukumaran / Actor / India
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